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Thank you for your interest in the Northwest Iowa School of Taxidermy. At this time we are not taking any applications for our 2021 classes, as the winter class has been filled and we are not offering any other 2021 classes at this time. Please check our website later in the year for any possible 2022 classes that may be offered.


Tom Matuska

Location & Housing


The Northwest Iowa School of Taxidermy is located in Spirit Lake, Iowa, in the northwest corner of the state.

The Iowa Great Lakes area is one of the Midwest’s most popular recreational and resort areas. The lakes boast of excellent fishing and beautiful sightseeing throughout the year. There is boating and skiing in the summer and cross-country skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter. Our beautiful chain of lakes in northwestern Iowa extends from the Minnesota line southwest several miles and covers about fifteen thousand acres. When you attend our taxidermy school, you get the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful area and take advantage of fantastic outdoor recreation.

Arnolds Park Amusement Park


Visit One of Our Great Lakes



Housing for the nine-week session is made available for students needing it at the student’s expense. Costs vary depending upon the unit. All units are fully furnished, include utilities and are located within easy access to shopping needs.

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